Yes, to some extent, but then passers also need runners...it's a bit facile to turn someone getting into good positions and running off the ball into a BAD thing.
Again, this just doesn't seem very reflective of the actual reality to me. You're overstating one player's influence on the team's play, especially one that isn't a type of shot/dribble/ball monster like Alexis, Ronaldo, Messi, etc. etc. You could easily turn this around and say: ah, I wish Giroud were a more well-rounded striker, more able to break down defences with dribbling or passing so to make use of Walcott's off the ball work and wide-poacher characteristics, and turn it into a rant against Giroud. Anyways, this is forcing me to repeat my comments from the first response
Yes, but the fact that you've made this one rant about Theo Walcott is obviously not without meaning. It's like me getting drunk and deciding to send a text to an ex, if she tells me to move on and get over it am I then going to say: pfft, I'm over it ho, I could've sent a text to María, Lucía, Cristina, Noelia, or Ana, it's just that obviously I was only gon talk about stuff between you and me in our text conversation? No...of course the fact that I chose this particular girl to send my text message rant to instead of María, Lucía, Cristina, etc.. has significance...
He signed the best contract he could get, period, and yes, in 12-13 he did certainly look like he could be a key player for the team. Anyways, the contract he is on now is no longer extremely expensive by current standards, so it's really a moot point to some extent, if what he signed his contract to be wasn't a moot point anyways, given his acceptance of a squad player role.
That's a terribly, terrible speculative/tendentious point, and a pretty good example of people tying up general frustrations with Arsenal in one player, tbh.
Right, and since Wenger very often has preferred Welbeck to Walcott on the right or in this current formation he is using he seems to be ahead of him, shouldn't this be a discussion about how we need to replace Welbeck with a better player? Ah no, you've been talking about that in the Welbeck thread, no doubt, with even more vehemence...
There you have your response, SrArsenal.